Experiential Training Summer Program for Rising Sophomores (ETSP)


The Experiential Training Summer Program will provide rising sophomores with virtual summer experiential training in NOAA mission-relevant research. Students will work with NCAS-M researchers in collaboration with a NOAA mentor on an approved NOAA mission relevant project during the summer. Researchers will submit and get approval for the proposed NOAA mission-relevant research project. Student travel and housing expenses will be covered.  ETSP students will receive a $6,000 stipend and are encouraged to apply to the a) Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship, and b) EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship.  Students can also receive a housing allowance of $2,500, if applicable.

ETSP Description

Who: 10 rising sophomores from NCAS-M institutions

Student Stipend: $6,000 stipend; $2,500 housing allowance, if applicable.

Program Length: 8-week NOAA mission-relevant research and training program (to include professional/career development)

Date: May 31, 2022 to July 22, 2022

Location: NCAS-M Institutions

Application DeadlineMarch 4, 2022

Requirements for ETSP: Student: Rising sophomore, minimum 3.0 GPA, official transcript, U.S. citizen, resume, one letter of recommendation (sponsoring institution can require more), and student is highly encouraged to apply to Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship and/or EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship due January 2023.  Faculty: Research proposal (NCAS-M research mentor must submit and get approval for a NOAA-mission relevant research project that students will engage in over the summer).

ETSP Program Activities Overview: The ETSP program is 8 weeks long.  During Weeks 1 to 7, student will engage in NOAA mission-relevant research and training at the NCAS-M institution.  During Week 8, student will engage in a poster session and career/professional development workshop. 


For additional information, please contact Jo-Anne Manswell Butty, Ph.D., NCAS-M Education Expert, at jmanswell-butty@howard.edu.